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Today's News

  • Glendale man found dead

    A long-time Glendale community leader was found dead Wednesday afternoon after firefighters responded to a grass and barn fire on his property.

    Firefighters found Hardin "Sonny" Hatfield, 79, dead in the yard of his home on Glendale-Hodgenville Road as they worked to put out the four-acre fire, said Richard Peters, chief of the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department.

    A noted woodworker, Hatfield owned Glendale Antique Mall. He and his late wife, Marcie, founded The Depot restaurant in Glendale.

  • UPDATED: Local scholarships

    County Homemaker Scholarship

    The County Homemaker $400 scholarship is available to a graduating LaRue County High School senior planning to earn a degree in family consumer science, agriculture or related fields or an adult who is a resident returning to college, vocational or technical school. Forms are available at the Extension Office or http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/FamilyConsumerSciences. Application deadline is March 12.

     

    Tri-County Car Club

  • Proposed bill seeks reimbursement for costs of illegal immigrants

    Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown (26th District) announced the filing of House Bill 485, which if passed would direct any state, county or local government agency who determines that an illegal alien has been receiving any care, education, housing, incarceration, or treatment paid for by Kentucky tax dollars to persuade the Attorney General to seek reimbursement from the Federal government for those funds.

  • Hardin County pair plead not guilty to sex charges

    Two Hardin County residents arrested on sex charges involving a minor pleaded not guilty Tuesday and will remain free on bail.
    Jeffrey Mark Farmer, 46, of Elizabethtown, and Christin Nicole Dague, 26, of Radcliff, entered separate pleas Tuesday morning when they were arraigned in Circuit Court.
    Both defendants were arrested Feb. 8 at their residences and charged with Class B felonies of complicity to commit use of a minor in a sexual performance and complicity to commit promoting a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Main Street disbanded

    A tumultuous relationship between the Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance organization and Mayor Terry Cruse came to a head Monday night when the mayor dissolved the volunteer group.

    Kentucky Main Street began in 1979 as a way to channel state grants and volunteerism into improving downtowns. During the last five years, Hodgenville Main Street has received grants to renovate a restaurant and improve storefronts in the downtown.

    Cruse read a prepared statement to City Council and members of Main Street in attendance.

  • CHAMBER: Annual golf scramble is in the works

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce holds true to its mission of supporting local business and the community by hosting many events  that are informative and entertaining.

  • COLUMN: Several agencies appreciate gift of donated textbooks

    Each semester college students purchase textbooks to accompany their upcoming classes. The books are often mandatory and carry a hefty price tag.
    Some students will use these books, others will not, but either way they’re stuck to pay the price. The only incentive of the purchase is that at the end of the semester most college bookstores have a “book buyback.” Although buy back pricing is severely lower than original purchase price, it gives students a little money in their pocket … sometimes.

  • COLUMN: Student 'problem-solving' team works toward downtown Wi-Fi access

    For the very first time ever, LaRue County Middle School has formed a Community Problem Solving Team. Community Problem Solving provides one of the most significant learning experiences available to students confronting real-life problems. It’s also about students generating and developing a sense of environmental and community awareness.  

  • National Retired Federal Employees elect officers

    Elizabethtown’s National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1050 met Feb 7 at Nolin RECC.  
    The Chapter held their quarterly potluck and 41 members attended. Chapter president Kay Bennett announced that the NARFE State Convention would be April 12-14 at the Clarion in Lexington.  Anyone wishing to be a delegate or attend must notify her no later than March 7. Chapter 1050 will pay the registration fee for those wanting to be delegates.  

  • Extension offers 'gear up to save' program

    In a down economy Americans are saving more, but their level of savings may not be enough to help them navigate through an unforeseen financial hardship.
    America Saves Week and Kentucky Saves Week, the state level campaign, were created to encourage people to find ways to save more, whether that’s building a savings account or emergency fund or paying off credit card debt. This year, the week is Feb. 20-27.